Running nested VMware ESXi 7.0 host under KVM hypervisor

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Prerequisites: hardware support for VT-x enabled nested virtualization for KVM Use below command to create KVM virtual machine containing VMware ESXi: virt-install --virt-type=kvm --name=vmware-esxi7 \ --ram 4096 --vcpus=4 \ --virt-type=kvm --hvm \ --cdrom /home/pawel/ISO/VMware/VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U3d-19482537.x86_64.iso \ --network network:default,model=vmxnet3 \ --graphics vnc --video qxl \ --disk pool=default,size=32,sparse=true,bus=sata,format=qcow2 \ --boot cdrom,hd --noautoconsole --force \ --cpu host-passthrough --os-variant linux2020… Continue reading Running nested VMware ESXi 7.0 host under KVM hypervisor

Running nested VMware ESXi host under KVM hypervisor

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Prerequisites: hardware support for VT-x enabled nested virtualization for KVM Use below command to create KVM virtual machine containing VMware ESXi: virt-install --virt-type=kvm --name=vmware-esxi1 \ --ram 4096 --vcpus=4 \ --virt-type=kvm --hvm \ --cdrom /home/pawel/ISO/VMware/VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update01-10302608.x86_64.iso \ --network network:default,model=e1000 \ --graphics vnc --video qxl \ --disk pool=default,size=128,sparse=true,bus=ide,format=qcow2 \ --boot cdrom,hd --noautoconsole --force \ --cpu host-passthrough I was… Continue reading Running nested VMware ESXi host under KVM hypervisor

Running KVM hypervisor on VPS server

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Running KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) hypervisor on VPS servers. Some of current VPS servers are OpenStack KVM virtual machines with nested virtualization enable, so you are able to run a nested KVM virtual machine. Check whether VPS CPU supports Intel virtualization instruction set. You should see 'vmx' string in returned value. grep vmx /proc/cpuinfo Install… Continue reading Running KVM hypervisor on VPS server